Friday, November 7, 2008

When God shows up

Daniel 6:20-22
And when he came to the den, he cried out with a lamenting voice to Daniel. The king spoke saying to Daniel. "Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to deliver you from the lions?" Then Daniel said to the king, "O king, live forever! "My God sent His angels and shut the lions mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; and also, O king, I have done no wrong before you."

Wow! "That makes me want a shout Hallelujah, thank YOu Jesus, Lord your worthy of all the glory and all the honor and all the praise." When that song was written, they must have just read Daniel 6:20-22. When, not if, but When God shows up, you always know it. You see there wasn't just one lion that Daniel was facing that night, there was more than one, because God's word uses the plural here both in the words lions and mouths. Daniel was probably just a mouth full for those lions. Had they eaten him, they would have probably still been hungry and yet, not one bite, not one scratch,probably not even one growl. When God shows up, He demonstrates His power, His might, His control and absolutely nothing can defeat Him or change HIs plans. You see, God had a plan for Daniel and it wasn't to be food for the lions. Even though mankind, wanted to change the plans, Proverbs tells us that "many are a man's plans, but the Lord directs his steps". God has a plan for each of us and He will complete that plan regardless of the number of "lions" that come against us. He had a plan that His one and only Son would freely give His life on an old rugged cross just for you and me and nothing would change that plan and it was accomplished and today, you and I can have eternal life with Christ if we only confess the Lord Jesus and believe in our hearts that God the Father raised Jesus the Son from the dead and that today He sets at the right hand of the Father interceding for you and me. No army of lions can change that. The Shepherd watches over His flock.

Remember this, An army of sheep led by a lion, will defeat an army of lions led by a sheep. In this case we are the sheep being led by the Lion, of the tribe of Judah and the battle has already been won. It just makes me want to shout,
Hallelujah, Thank you Jesus, Lord your worthy of all the glory and all the honor and all the praise.


Greg P. said...

A big AMEN, Eddie!

His timing is perfect.

AnnaElizabeth said...

What a great example of God's strength and power!
I love the book of Daniel!

Mitchell said...

Really liked the "sheep being led by the lion" part...excellent point. Now that America is being led to the slaughter...we need the Lion of the Tribe of Judah to come and claim his bride. HALLELUJAH!! Lord Jesus...even now come.

Mommyluann said...

I enjoy your blog....

I'd enjoy it more if you were a Dollywood fan, but will not count that point!